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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

This professional development course, validated by the University of Bolton, is a great starting point if you want to become an educator.
30 hours
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

This course is designed for new entrants to the lifelong learning sector. Covering the fundamental elements involved in planning, preparing and implementing learning in your subject area, our Level 4 course is designed to introduce you to the core ideas and knowledge underpinning a career in the teaching profession.

When does the course start?

Please contact us for start dates. 


What does the course cover?
  • Roles, responsibilities and boundaries of the teacher
  • Different approaches to teaching and learning
  • Assessment techniques
  • Effective record-keeping
  • Introduction to lesson planning and preparing resources

The qualification is made up of a number of short, manageable assignments including a 15 minute observed session.

When will I attend?

The course requires 3 days of attendance and 3 days of independent study over the duration of the course.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a Level 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).

What are the entry requirements?

You should have a Level 3 qualification in a subject relevant to the area you wish to teach, along with relevant up-to-date experience in that specialism.

How much does the course cost?



Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW